For better or worse, the bid will be won with jet-setting around the world to wine and dine some of world sport's most unsavory characters. The bid's chiefs know their promises of clean money and transparent governance are seen by some in the global game as vices, not virtues.
Tim Weah, a son of former world player of the year and current Liberia president George Weah, is among seven players who could make their U.S. Soccer debuts in an exhibition against Paraguay on March 27 at Cary, North Carolina.
The Union played a dull scoreless draw on Saturday. That phrase hasn't been written very often in the team's nine-year history.
After not being able to play in the Union's season opener, Czech playmaker Borek Dockal is finally ready to take the field.
Sugarman said the Union bought the full available allotment of funds from Major League Soccer's discretionary targeted allocation money pool.
The formal bid to bring the 2026 World Cup to the United States, Canada and Mexico has been filed to FIFA, global soccer's governing body, and Philadelphia is one of the 23 potential host cities included.
It will be the men's national team's first trip to Chester since the 2015 Concacaf Gold Cup, and its first to the Philadelphia region since the 2016 Copa América Centenario.
Like many other American sports leagues' commissioners, if MLS' Don Garber could have his way, he might keep sports and politics a bit more separate than they are. But that is easier said than done.
After setting a personal record for goals in a season last year with 16, C.J. Sapong came into this year carrying the label of being a team-leading striker. Wednesday, he got a new contract to go along with the title.
Garber told the Inquirer and Daily News that he hopes for "a solution" that would allow the Columbus Crew to stay in that city, instead of moving to Austin, Texas as owner Anthony Precourt has threatened.
In an interview with the Inquirer and Daily News at MLS headquarters, the commissioner offered a robust defense of the Union and owner Jay Sugarman.
Union winger Fafa Picault appealed his three-game suspension by MLS for abusive language in a preseason scrimmage, but it was denied, manager Jim Curtin announced Thursday.
The top-ranked U.S. team beat third-ranked England on an own goal that came off of a cross from Megan Rapinoe in the 60th minute.